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Business 15 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

UN food chief stages hunger strike ahead of summit

ROME (AP): The U.N. food chief said Saturday he was chilly but otherwise slept OK after his first night on a hunger strike to draw attention to the plight of the world's hungry before next week's U.N. food summit.

Business 25 Jun 2013 | 9:26 AM Premium

As Asia embraces casinos, India hedges it bets

PANAJI, India: Like many visitors to the Casino Royale Goa on a rainy Saturday night on India's western coast, Salim Budhwani said he does not gamble but also had no objection to the betting at the busy tables downstairs.

Business 21 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM Premium

Al Jazeera America Launches, AT&T Won't Carry Network

NEW YORK: New cable network Al Jazeera America introduced itself to U.S. viewers on Tuesday with reports on political strife in Egypt and a shooting at a Georgia elementary school, making its bid to win audiences shortly after a major pay TV distributor declined to carry the network.

Business 26 Dec 2014 | 10:06 AM Premium

Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end ‘financial slavery’

MOSCOW: When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years.